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PO Box 279, RYTON, NE40 9AF

Tel: 0191 4133389 


Opening Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 12.30pm to 5.30pm, Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Friday 12 to 4pm, Saturday 12pm to 4pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.



 Welcome to our website!

Please note we will be closed from 31st July until 28th August. Any orders placed during this period will be processed after 28th August on a first come first served basis!

Elmer the Elephant Bike

Completed It! 6hrs 39minutes - and very hot and sweaty afterwards. On 30th June I was back in the saddle and climbed almost 6260ft over a distance 90 miles around the stunning scenery of Northumberland for the Newcastle Cyclone. There were quite a few steep bits in this ride which was part of the Tour of Britain 2017. And if I'm not too saddle sore on 8th July I will be setting off on The Reivers Cycle Route, 200 miles from Whitehaven to Tynemouth and home to Wylam - not in one day though, this will be a three day trip. 
My target was 290 pounds, thanks to every one for helping me to pass this .  The current total is 305 pounds. You can still make donations when you see me at shows, by adding a little extra to your order or on my just giving page:        
Many thanks to all of our customers who have already donated and last year helped me raise over 300 pounds  for Cancer Research.

Training in Northumberland

Contikits is dedicated to the sale of high quality model railway equipment from all around the world.

Our aim is to deliver new and second hand products at the best possible price.

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Many items reduced in price - look for the red prices. Extra items reduced in price.

(All prices are in pounds)

Thinking of spring cleaning your model railway collection? We are always looking to buy American, Continental and British in all gauges.

Give us a ring or email your list for a valuation.

Part exchanges always welcome.

To order: Simply browse our stock lists, see what you require and then either email or phone to place your order.